Day in history for June 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Stone laying for the foundation of Captain Robinson's new block on the corner of Washington Street in Rock Island is under way.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.J. Byshe resigned as manager of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Moline. W.B. Roberts, manager of the Rock Island office, was placed in charge of both exchanges.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The old Gallup house on 3rd Avenue and 4th Street, Rock Island, a mansion in the 1850s, is being razed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After a two-year lapse, fire returned yesterday to the Dixline company plant, Galva, and caused damage estimated close to $10,000. The firm manufactures casket hardware. Although there was considerable damage, the flames were halted quicker than the fire of July 18, 1947, which virtually wiped out the entire plant. The damage at the last blaze was $150,000 and at the time was called the worst fire in Galva's history.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A birthday can be a ``hairy deal'' when your gift is a visit to a beauty salon for your first haircut. Christine Hollemback celebrated her fifth birthday by having her sit-upon tresses, which have grown uncut since birth, cropped to a shoulder length style. Her mother plans to save the beautiful blond braids.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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